According to Turkish journalist Firat Gunayer on Twitter, Manchester United have an agreement in place with Besiktas attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca to sign him this summer, and Red Devils fans are excited by the rumour.
Talisca, Manchester United’le ön protokol imzaladı..
— Fırat Günayer (@firatgunayer) May 19, 2018
United manager Jose Mourinho may well be looking for attacking reinforcements this summer after his forwards once again drew a blank in the 1-0 defeat against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday, with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial coming up short.
Meanwhile, Talisca has scored 20 goals and provided a further eight assists in 47 appearances in all competitions for the Turkish giants – playing largely as a central attacking midfielder – and he seems destined for Old Trafford if this latest report is to be believed.
Man United supporters, who have urged their club on Twitter to re-sign a 24-year-old former winger who flopped for them, were quick to have their say on the link via social media, and while one said he is “100% better than Lingard, Mata and Rashford”, another described him as “better than Fekir”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Talisca is Mata with more pace and better eye for goal. He’s an attacking midfielder & we’re not lacking in that department. Signing him to play on the right doesn’t solve our right wing problems because he’ll always drift inside & abandon that position.
— . (@Novaculah) May 20, 2018
100% better than Lingard, Mata and Rashford. I’m gonna relax on Lingard cuz I think he was decent today but Talisca still better.
— Kinetic Energy (@ElMagicoAM11i) May 20, 2018
Mata for Talisca would work better for me..
— FergieTime™️ (@SSIIIIUUUU) May 19, 2018
He’s a young midfielder with double digit goals per season. For less than 40m pounds. An absolute steal if this happens.
— hey (@HailBaconn) May 19, 2018
More than just a midfielder. He can play deep, but he can also play as a 10, a wide forward or as a striker. Scores goals, creates goals, takes a good set-piece. If we're signing him to play RW then I'll be very happy.
— The Bus Deserved It (@ChiMunny) May 19, 2018
Talisca better than fekir
— Umut (@NotngMan) May 19, 2018